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Krups FEM4B Toaster, 4-Slice, Black

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  • 1600-watt 4-slice toaster with 2 sets of controls for 2 independent heating chambers
  • Each chamber with 8-setting browning selector and 3-position control lever
  • Extra-wide slots; bagel and defrost functions; removable, dishwasher-safe warming tray
  • Stay-cool walls; stop/eject button; bright-blue LED lights; brushed stainless-steel control panel
  • Measures 12-1/2 by 11-3/4 by 7-7/8 inches; 1-year warranty

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 9.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0004JMOVK
  • Item model number: FEM4B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,847 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

The Krups 4 slice toaster has 1600 watts of power and two independent sets of controls. Each chamber is designed to quickly brown the surface of the bread and retain the soft texture within. The integrated warming tray is easy to clean, removable and dishwasher safe. It quickly warms breads, muffins, pastries, and other baked goods without drying them out. The 8- setting browning selector accommodates all toasting preferences accurately and consistently at all levels. The 3- position metal control lever turns right to toast and left to raise the bread for easy one- handed removal. Bagel function toasts bagels from the cut side while warming the crust while the defrost function warms frozen bread through then toasts. The stop eject button halts the toasting cycle at the touch of a button. Comes with 1-year warranty.

Customer Reviews

Several months after using, one of the arms broke.
Galaxyblue
All these nice features and it makes great toast, English muffins and bagels, too!
Linda P. Howard
The bagel and defrost functions work well and it looks great on my counter too!
H. Pearson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Pepe Cortez on February 27, 2006
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I read previous reviews of this and other toasters that I had considered purchasing. I have always had good experiences with Krups, Kitchen Aid, Braun, and Cuisinart products-- in that order. At home, we really enjoy and have had great experiences and reliability from the first two brands in particular.

Many of today's toasters seem more like small ovens, given the amount of wattage output they can deliver. In the case of the toaster, I chose the Krups 4-slice toaster. (The Kitchen Aid was a bit too long for the small amount of counter space that I have in my apartment's kitchen). Both have very wide slots, seemingly designed for bagels and frozen breakfast treats.

I noted that some reviewers had complained that the Krups does not toast evenly. I have used a number of brand name toasters, and one could say the same for all-- especially those with the wider slots.

What I do like about the Krups is that it does do a great job in positioning and holding bread evenly between the heating elements in each slot, which in turn is helpful in evenly toasted bread. Whether the toasting is even depends, I found, on the freshness and size of the bread; also, you should experiment with the heat settings, to determine which is best for you. Larger loaf sizes will bend slightly to one side or the other in the slots; hence, I do not always obtain even toasting of these bread slices.

I am very satisfied with the results that I obtain from the Krups toaster, and recommend it without reservation.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kar Dell on January 28, 2007
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The best by far. First neat feature: You can raise the toast HIGH out of the toaster, so even small slices are high enough to take out without reaching in to the slot
Second neat feature: Sturdy guides that make certain what ever you are toasting stays centered.
Third neat feature: WIDE slots for even the thickest bagel

Everything about this toaster feels right with smooth action on all levers, buttons and switches. It toasts very very evenly and quickly at that. The bagel toast feature works well, toasting the cut face of the bagel and just warming the rest. I have not tried the defrost feature yet.

This is a substantial toaster, a little wider than any 4 slice toater we have had before and it has some weight to it. Not HEAVY mind you but it feels well made and not like a disposable item.

I think you will like it!
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By H. Pearson on November 27, 2005
We purchased this toaster after it was highly rated on Consumer Reports and we couldn't be happier. The bagel and defrost functions work well and it looks great on my counter too!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hughes on June 7, 2008
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Bottom Line: If you like Oroweat breads or breads that are just a tad bit longer than the store brand's, stay away from this toaster. Otherwise, it works great. Read on for details...

After our last toaster died, I wanted a 4-slice toaster because we have 3 kids and a 2-slice toaster just doesn't cut it. I looked at many toasters and narrowed my selection down to the Krups FEM4B and the Kitchen Aid KMTT400 series. They both had pretty good reviews and I decided to get the Krups because it was less expensive. I initially had an issue with one of the toaster's bagel buttons which would stay on for the right set of controls and it would not turn off. So we couldn't use the right side for a while. Eventually it worked itself out and now works just fine and the bagel button works like it should, not sure what happened and was close to returning it.

Besides that little hick-up, the toaster works great and we've had it for almost a year (purchased end of July '07). It toasts evenly and is easy to operate. The *problem* I have with the toaster is that the openings for the toast just aren't long enough. You don't see specifications on the openening lengths. Toaster companies will talk about how wide they are if they can hold bagels just fine (like this one) but no mention of length. The openings are exactly 5 inches long. If you like deli sized breads or breads like Oroweat, they have a hard time fitting in the toaster and you have to shove them down. It's very annoying. If you stick to the store brand sized breads, then you won't have a problem. Next time I buy a toaster I'm going to go to a store, and measure the openings before purchasing. I wouldn't buy this toaster again because of that issue. If Krups comes out with another 4-slice toaster that has longer openings, then that would be a clear winner. As it is, if you like Oroweat breads or breads that are just a tad bit longer than the store brand's, stay away from this toaster.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. MacKinnon on January 11, 2006
After looking at many toasters that are all designed to toast the same way, this Krups 4 slice toaster is far and above the best design I've ever seen.

When the bread is downs the top of the slot closes off to keep the heat on the bread, the top of the toaster can act as a warmer and the bagels are inserted with the slice in the middle not backwards like most of the other toaster.

The #1 reason to buy this toaster over any other on the market is the VERY HIGH lift feature that brings whatever your toasting way up and out of the slot so you can reach it without sticking something down in to dig it out. Very easy to use levers that turns right to toast and left to raise it up to reach. Once you've found your setting, you will trust it for a perfect evenly toasted bread, slightly darker at the top (heat rises) but it's the best thing to perfection you'll find.

I love setting it on bagel and cutting a sub roll and toasting just the inner cut side for the ultimate toasted sandwich with just the right amount of crunch:)

Search for the best prices, retail is about $130.00, but you can find it on sale for $69-$89.00. This toaster is worth every penny to avoid burnt fingers over the other low lift slotted toasters.
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